REVIEW: Probing what makes a man a man

In recent years the politically correct and culturally sensitive have been quick to pounce on ideas they don’t like the sound of before they’ve...

Bringing down walls in classical sound

Classical music, for centuries the domain of Western musicians, is undergoing an astounding transformation from the grassroots up as more and more black youngsters...

Peace by piece

By Elizabeth Sleith For  many South African travellers, Mozambique is a Bob Dylan song – that “magical land” of sun, sand and sea, made for...

Hi-tech the new frontier in war against prostate cancer

The verdict is still out on what causes prostate cancer, and it isn’t known why, on a global scale, black men are more susceptible...

Athletes, public enjoy Ironman 70.3

Dozens of contestants from across the country and globe swam, cycled, and ran to cross the finish line in one of South Africa’s biggest...

Gospel star draws full house in EL too

An atmosphere of praise and worship filled Abbotsford Christian Centre in East London on Saturday when crowds gathered to witness gospel sensation Dr Tumi...

PHOTO GALLERY: This week’s Top Shots

Amampondo from all walks of life and wearing their traditional best travelled far to witness the enthronement of monarch King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau at...

WATCH: A not so happy New Year

“I started looking for work but I can’t any more. The disappointment is too much for one to handle.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwFpfXGzS7I These are the achingly painful words...

Tips for parents of anxious matriculants

Parents‚ tell your children there are always options. That is the advice from the KwaZulu-Natal division of child protection organisation Childline as many of...

Keep season’s ‘merry’ moderate to mild

The festive season may be a time to relax your mind and body, but certainly not your healthy eating habits. Many people tend to either...

Think before you ink – and do necessary homework

Beware! Having yourself tattooed is not simply a matter of heading off to the nearest person waving an ink gun around. Disasters happen – big...

Signs of unsettled times

Would you be comfortable being examined by a doctor with a tattoo on his face, or represented by a lawyer whose arm is covered...

PHOTO GALLERY: This week’s top shots

The second edition of the stellar Buyel’Ekhaya Fashion Show found its audience in festive spirits as they came in their numbers to the Orient...

PHOTO GALLERY: This weeks top shots

Miss Eastern Cape 2017 – a Beauty with a Purpose pageant – was hosted on Saturday at The Venue@Hemingways in East London. The initiative,...

PHOTO GALLERY: This week’s top shots

The Buffalo Volunteer Rifles Military Museum downtown in East London is a preserve of military history from wars and battles that occurred within the...

Spank the child and collide with the law

Spare the rod and spoil the child, the saying goes. But applying it literally in South Africa today can land you in hot legal...

Check out the skirt. Half-calf length, neither mini nor maxi. It’s...

This is a guide for perpetually bewildered fashion wannabe’s who tiptoe around the fringes of the industry. Firstly, it must be acknowledged that venturing anywhere...

Province’s limited education facilities for autistic children – one school in...

There is only one school in the Eastern Cape specifically for children with autism – Quest School in Port Elizabeth. Eastern Cape education department spokesman...

Unique beauty of an enigmatic mind

Concerned that her little boy might have a hearing defect, an Eastern Cape educationist took the child to be examined by a pediatrician. The reason...

AFRICA COMES OF AGE

Fashion has always been much bigger than borders, but for African fashionistas the influence of Europe and New York has been almost unavoidable. But if...

Sad walk in Nompumelelo’s shoes

After losing her job as a domestic worker in an upmarket East London suburb due to her advancing years, Nongazi George moved to Nompumelelo...

Finally! World wakes up to see BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

So the big triumph for Africa in the fashion world came out of this season’s Paris Fashion Week where for the first time in...

Shop around for best medical cover: According to Stats SA survey,...

The premiums can be a daunting monthly expense which many may not deem necessary, but medical aid can literally save both your and your...

PHOTO GALLERY: This week’s Top Shots

It was a busy weekend in East London, with thousands of ANC members in their green, black and gold attire flocking the beachfront where...

Going above and beyond

A close encounter with a pride of crouched desert lions in a dry river bed could have signalled a messy end to East London...

Vibrant shack theatre project

Cofimvaba-born Mandisi Sindo, 28, says he is the artistic director of “the only shack theatre in the history of SA”. This is a grand statement,...

SA teacher crafts educational platform for Minecraft game

A new addiction is formed almost daily as millions of video game players – both young and old – are drawn to Minecraft. This freeform...

Different strokes for Heritage Day folks

A visual roundup of some events that took place at the weekend. With Heritage Day being celebrated around the country, many people enjoyed cultural...

Virtual teaching in a future world

Virtual teachers are certainly an important step towards recognising the importance of creating access to digital learning and teaching platforms for all pupils but...

Celebrating love of dance

Dance teacher Linda Mills and her academy are back with their bi-annual production at the Guild Theatre, and to celebrate Mills’ 30 years in...

Jobless youth, elderly need help

The latest South African jobs statistics continue to reflect a shockingly high unemployment rate which will take some doing to reverse. Concerns about the high...

Plays ‘better each year’:Vibrant school theatre groups throw hearts and souls...

The Selborne College Drama Society continues to shine at theatres across the province. The boys’ drama group bagged yet another accolade on Saturday with a...

Inter-varsity sees high action but little of Kwesta

Award-winning hip-hop star Senzo Vilakazi, popularly known as Kwesta, left his fans high and dry after only one song at the inter-varsity tournament after-party...

Meat lovers cut up over prices

Consumers may find themselves between a chop and a hard place as the price of meat continues to rise. In a desperate aim to save...

Set for new medical frontline

From the narrow streets of bicycle-riding Amsterdam to the wide and worn pothole-riddled roads of Flagstaff, two Dutch doctors have chosen to settle where...

Weekend Life

Andre the Hypnotist ANDRE the hyponotist is live at the Guild Theatre until Saturday. His show starts at 7pm each evening. Tickets are R80. Available...

PHOTO GALLERY: This week’s Top Shots

The fourth annual Mandela Tribute event, a celebration of Nelson Mandela's life as a boxer and boxing enthusiast organised by Xaba Promotions and Events,...

Principal matters for girls

When Dr Melanie Drake takes the helm as Clarendon Primary’s new principal in a few days’ time, she will bring with her an admirable...

No initiation deaths on watch of dedicated nurse

Beatings , penile amputations, botched circumcisions and even deaths are some of the realities youths face in their quest to become men at Eastern...

It’s flame fleek, so slay it, bro

Have you ever perused your Twitter or Facebook feed and realised you have no idea what anyone is saying? You are not alone. Words like “lit”...

Be warned: Too much debt makes no cents

It provides many a modicum of financial freedom – especially when it comes to big purchases such as a house or a car –...

Low-down on depression

You may think that your colleagues’ apparent unhappiness is nothing more than moodiness, without realising they could be displaying signs of a mental illness. Depression...

Cutting look at ‘playing’ today’s black woman

Confessions of a Black Listed Woman: She Bellows tackles a number of intertwined themes looking at black femalehood today.   It tells a satirical story of...

Tableaux of remembrance and hope a hit

Tableaux in Red: Oil on Canvas 1976 by the Selborne College drama society has been a hit with the crowds at the National Arts...

‘Natural caesarian’ may not be such a miracle

After months of carefully planning your baby’s drug- and surgery-free arrival, being told in the last few weeks of pregnancy that a natural birth...

Airbnb explodes onto hospitality landscape

Any property owner with a room to spare and a computer can easily earn a few hundred rands for letting travellers sleep in their...

PHOTO GALLERY: This week’s top shots

Despite the somewhat chilly weather, thousands flocked to the harbour this past weekend as they welcomed back the popular East London Port Festival after...

WATCH: Tete brothers amazingly on song

Meet the singing Tete brothers! This might sound far-fetched considering Zolani and his elder brother Makazole are known for their boxing exploits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wioWrlqmT8U&feature=youtu.be They have blazed...

Beating the odds to make boxing history

Top sportsmen usually have to overcome many challenges to achieve their dream of competing on the world stage. Newly-crowned World Boxing Organisation (WBO) bantamweight...

Putting sickly time off to bed

It's winter, a time when sniffles, colds and coughs are all too common and while many take a legitimate sick day to recuperate, there...